River Melfa

Fishing in Italy asks for a national licenze and is open all year round with a number of limitations. Rivers where trout are present cannot be fished from the first Sunday of October to the last Sunday of February but there are many exceptions (earlier opening or delayed closing, this depending on local regulations). Chub, Barbel, Pike, Grayling, Carp, Black Bass (just to mention fly takers) have their “closed periods”, which is not the same in every province. No-Kill stretches have their own open/closed months and special rules. Wading is permitted everywhere (but not encouraged) with very few exceptions. 

Type of water

Medium width river

Fish

Barbel, Chub, Cyprinids, Trout

No-Kill

Yes

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

150, 80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Average

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Match the hatch, Mayflies, Midges, Stoneflies, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

6.5", 9.5"

Line (#)

#3, #6

Leader (cm)

250, 400

Best months

April, July, June, March, May, September

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

Last Sunday of February to first Sunday of October, May vary

Boat

No

Anglers who have decided to spend their holidays in Rome or in the south of Latium should not miss this beautiful river running not far from Frosinone and Cassino (famous for the furious battle during the II WW).

From Rome it can be reached via a quick highway crossing beautiful landscapes.

It contains savage trout and, in the lowest part, a few chub. Most fish are standard in length (35cm) and are very shy. A no kill stretch is present near the small town of Atina

Type of water

Medium width river

Fish

Barbel, Chub, Cyprinids, Trout

No-Kill

Yes

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

150, 80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Average

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Match the hatch, Mayflies, Midges, Stoneflies, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

6.5", 9.5"

Line (#)

#3, #6

Leader (cm)

250, 400

Best months

April, July, June, March, May, September

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

Last Sunday of February to first Sunday of October, May vary

Boat

No

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